It was 2008 when Kung Fu Panda was first released on the big screen and it became one of the most popular animated films of all time. So it was only natural for Dream Works Animation to release a second installment in 2011 and eventually, a third installment in 2016, all of which became massive hits.
But as fans expected Kung Fu Panda 4 to be released in 2018, reports said that there were some delays with the film. So will Po and his buddies finally be making their appearance on the big screen this year?
Yes, there will be a fourth installment. If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that Kung Fu Panda will have three more installments in the coming years. Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg confirmed in a convention that Kung Fu Panda is signed for six titles within its franchise but didn’t mention anything about the release of Kung Fu Panda 4.
No, there’s no confirmed release date yet. Although rumors have been circulating about the release of Kung Fu Panda 4 this year, Dreamworks have been mum about any information related to the fourth installment of the movie. In 2018, there was a huge anticipation for Kung Fu Panda 4, but Dreamworks’ expansion of a TV series that year may have prevented the release.
Yes, we’ll still be seeing our favorite characters. With Kung Fu Panda’s massive success in the box office earning a total of $521.2 million for its first three movies, it won’t be surprising that producers will still stick to the same cast in its fourth installment.
Big names like Jack Black, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and Jackie Chan may still be on the fourth installment’s lineup.
As the anticipation builds for Kung Fu Panda 4, movie fans predict that this new installment will be a collection from the first three parts of the franchise. As to who will be directing the new movie, a lot of fans vouch for Jennifer Yuh Nelson.
One thing’s for sure, Kung Fu Panda 4 will top the last three movies and it will definitely be a huge hit on the big screen. So if you’re one of those waiting for the return of Po and what his new adventure will be, just sit back and do some re-runs of the first three installments for now.